Take the Lid off Your Leadership Jar

Are you ready to go on a journey and discover how you can become the leader you want to be?

The leader you know you can be?
In this monthly column, we will focus on all aspects of leadership. If everything really does rise and fall on leadership, wouldn’t you want to increase your leadership skills? Thanks for joining me!

John Maxwell, a writer on leadership, has coined the phrase “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” In his book, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Maxwell writes, “Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.” He calls this “The Law of the Lid.” Here is why. Continue reading

What Are You Thankful For?

I sometimes struggle with the holidays – in my middle age, I seem to have gotten a little jaded in my thinking – the nice relaxing holidays of my youth do not seem to exist anymore. It is one big hurry here and hurry there. The ads are screaming at us with buy, buy, buy – get, get, get, me, me, me. And now it all seems to start in the beginning of October. Gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it.

Well this year I am praying that my family and I can slow down and enjoy this wonderful time of year. That we can reflect on all we have to be thankful for in our lives and to help those who are not as blessed as us and need some holiday cheer. Continue reading

Virginia EarthQuake 2011-Two Lessons

EarthQuake 2011Wow – that came out of nowhere.
I was sitting at my desk, and a low roar and shake started up, and I’m thinking, “What in the world?” We are in a fairly old building, so at first I thought it was something in the building, but then I realized EARTHQUAKE and Tamara and I head for the door and got outside. Continue reading